My eyes widen in surprise as they view the colourful and vibrant trio of chutneys in front of me. As I take my first bite of a crunchy poppadom accompanied by a spoonful of chutney, my taste-buds awaken with lightening speed and are further tantalised with the fresh flavours of this trio of fresh, sweet and tangy chutneys. Spicy yet fresh mint chutney, sweet yet sour green mango chutney and an oh so sweet pineapple chutney tickled my taste-buds to the max as they accompanied crunchy poppadoms and fresh slices of red onion. A promising start to a local lunchtime jaunt to 25DegreesNorth situated conveniently in Tecom. A quick walk to this local eatery (it’s in the Damac building so on the edge of Tecom and The Greens), proved to be a rewarding experience as my dining companion and delved into both the standard menu and the business lunch menu one sunny afternoon.
The menu is varied, with plenty of choice for the hungry diner with lots of options for vegetarians and non vegetarians. With a mixture of soups, grilled kebabs, curries and side dishes plus a business lunch menu, there is plenty to choose from to suit all palates. We decided to choose from both menus. From the business lunch menu my guest had Chicken and Lamb curry, rice, dal and a tandori roti for a very reasonable 39 /AED. Everything tasted fresh and succulent, there was plenty of choice and the dal was particularly buttery and rich.
From the normal menu we also chose Spinach and Palak Paneer at 33/AED and and a Murgh Tikka Masala at 39/AED. The Tikka Masala was really tasty, fragrant and served extra spicy as per my request. The Palak Paneer was succulent and rich and beautifully creamy. The team know how to use spices at 25 Degrees North and serve up some really tasty food.
Total spend including local water was 121/AED for a very generous lunch – in fact I had enough to take home for another meal.
25DegreesNorth is a restaurant which encourages and rewards repeat customers and there are a number of generous promotions available. The business lunch menu comes in at 39 /AED for the non vegetarian platter and 35 /AED for the vegetarian platter, there is also a customer loyalty card, a 20% discount for Tecom lunch time deliveries, discounts for Emirates Crew FACE card and “Timeout” discounts as well as discounts for using certain credit cards – and the deals apply to dine in and delivery options – full details can be found here.
I also found details of another promotion for 25DegreesNorth on the Roundtable page here as well as other reviews from customers.
This is a great restaurant serving tasty flavourful North Indian Cuisine. Situated on the edge of Tecom and close to The Greens it’s a great venue for lunchtime and evening dining and is just a short trip away from Knowledge Village/Internet City too – in my opinion it’s worth a visit and I suspect that once you go once, you will be tempted to return, I most certainly am. In fact I returned shortly after my initial trip to learn how to make the gorgeous chutneys – you can read about this here.
25 Degrees North Restaurant
Damac Executive Heights Tower,
Tecom, Al Barsha,
Tel : 04-4527779
Fax : 04-4214079
Restaurant Timing :
Lunch : 12:00 – 15:00 hrs (except Fridays)
Dinner : 18:30 – 23:00 hrs (All Days)
- 25DegreesNorth Chutney making (www.coffeecakesandrunning.me)